08/27/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Spain – Spanish retail brand Zara has pulled a kids’ shirt resembling WWII concentration camp uniforms from its clothing line. As reported by The Associated Press (AP), retailer Inditex stated on Wednesday that it had withdrawn the shirt following backlash on social media.
As noted in the report, the long-sleeved, striped shirt featuring a six-pointed yellow star sparked controversy, with some people suggesting it conjured up memories of the Holocaust.
A spokeswoman with Inditex, which owns the Zara chain is quoted in the report as stating, “It was only on sale for a few hours, only online, it didn’t hit the stores…It was withdrawn this morning.”
The spokesperson, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, is further quoted as stating, “But obviously we’re aware of the sensitiveness of the issue and that’s why we have withdrawn it.”
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